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What if I hit someone who is drunk?

Posted on April 13, 2015 1:48 pm under Car Accidents

Driving under influence has been among the most common causes of injurious, sometimes even fatal, auto accidents in Wisconsin roads every year. In some rare occasions, however, it is possible that the sober driver was the one who inflicted damages to a person driving under the influence.

Under Wisconsin contributory negligence statute, a plaintiff is not barred from recovering damages from the defendant unless the plaintiff is found to have been 51% or more negligent. During a personal injury trial, jurors will determine the percentage of the negligence and could hold both parties jointly or separately liable for the damages, depending on the facts presented.

Complicated cases involving auto accidents require the experience and knowledge of personal injury attorneys who will advocate for your right to seek justice and compensation. Consult with our Appleton-based personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 for a free, non-obligatory assessment of your situation.